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NYT: A Film Rushes to the Screen, Then Stumbles

By Indiewire | Indiewire July 8, 2007 at 5:36AM

While there's no denying that "Factory Girl" was a troubled production, the truth of what happened doesn't break down into the archetype of beleaguered artist and big bad studio head. Instead it's a tale of how tensions between behind-the-scenes financiers and filmmakers, a frantic push for awards glory and the horrendous influence of bad buzz can doom a movie before it even opens. Charles Taylor reports.
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While there's no denying that "Factory Girl" was a troubled production, the truth of what happened doesn't break down into the archetype of beleaguered artist and big bad studio head. Instead it's a tale of how tensions between behind-the-scenes financiers and filmmakers, a frantic push for awards glory and the horrendous influence of bad buzz can doom a movie before it even opens. Charles Taylor reports.






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